Month

January 2021
Q:        I keep hearing about President Biden’s pledge to reopen K-12 schools within 100 days. We’re already open and have been all year. Does this just mean he wants more virtual learners back in the classroom?  A:        Yes. President Biden has asked Congress to authorize nearly $170 billion to help schools and colleges...
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Q:        Our District still has a significant number of remote learners. Will they be required to take the STAAR test in person?  A:        Yes. For STAAR testing, a student must be present at a monitored testing session and must be supervised by a trained test administrator.  TEA released its Spring 2021 State Assessment Guidance with...
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Q:        Our district is receiving inquiries from parents regarding whether our next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting will be held in person. Our Board meetings are currently being held virtually in accordance with the Governor’s suspension of certain Texas Open Meetings Act requirements, effective March 16, 2020, in response to the novel coronavirus disaster...
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Q:       A teacher at our District was allowed to use two weeks of leave in December under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) because her childcare provider was closed due to COVID-19. The teacher is scheduled to be paid for the two weeks of leave during our January payroll cycle. Do we still...
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